Sir William Woods 1786 – 1842
The parentage of Sir William Woods is obscure. It is believed that his pedigree at the College of Arms does not show who his parents were. On the strength of this and of his subsequent friendship with King William IV, there was a story in the family that King William IV was his father. There is no evidence in support of this theory and a good deal against it.
King William IV presented to Sir William Woods on the 2nd September 1835, four silver entrée dishes inscribed “As a mark of his Majesty’s approbation of the assiduity , knowledge and zeal shown by Sir William Woods respecting the various orders belonging to the British Empire’’.
Paul was brought up in Leeds, West Yorkshire, where he lived for the first twenty odd years of his life. he was married at Eighteen and had four sons, Dale, Shane, Paul and Adam. Paul took an interest in Photography early in his life but never did anything about it until his late thirties, when he purchased his first DSLR, which opened up a whole new world for him. He became and still is an excellent Photographer with work available in many formats and in different mediums. Paul currently lives in Scarborough, working as a Photographer and Writer, with his first book 'A History of Madness' available now and his second book 'Politically Uncorrectedness' just gone to print and available to order.